Paul A. Eisenstein9h ago / 5:39 PM UTCTrump lashes out at GM, Ford over ventilatorsPresident Donald Trump lashed out at Ford and General Motors in a Friday morning tweet, blaming them for not gearing up production of medical supplies quickly enough.General Motors MUST immediately open their stupidly abandoned Lordstown plant in Ohio, or some other plant, and START MAKING VENTILATORS, NOW!!!!!! FORD, GET GOING ON VENTILATORS, FAST!!!!!! @GeneralMotors @Ford— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 27, 2020 GM sold the Lordstown plant last November.GM and Ford both announced earlier this month that they are working with medical suppliers to help ramp up production of medical gear. GM responded to Trump’s tweet by pointing out in a statement it is “taking aggressive steps” to speed up production of ventilators by Washington-based Ventec Life Systems, while also converting a GM plant in Kokomo, Indiana, to have it ready to start shipping additional ventilators “as soon as next month.”Ford this week announced it will work with 3M and GE Healthcare for production of medical supplies, hoping to have several hundred thousand ventilators ready by June. It has already delivered a first batch of masks.Jason Abbruzzese9h ago / 5:19 PM UTCApple launches its own COVID-19 screening appApple

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